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June 18, 2014

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Global peace index 2014: every country ranked

"Ukraine, South Sudan and Egypt are among countries who have had a dramatic fall in the rankings while Qatar is one of the most likely places to see a drop in peace in the coming yearsDATA: get the full spreadsheetThe world has become less peaceful each year since 2008 according to 2014's Global..."

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Iraq crisis may sound death knell of centralised state - analysts

Iraq crisis may sound death knell of centralised state - analysts

"A lightning offensive by Sunni militants may have sounded the death knell of a centralised Iraq, say analysts, who suggest the country, at best, may survive as a federal state. In just a week, an insurgency spearheaded by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has laid bare..."

U.N. investigators warn of wider sectarian war across Iraq, Syria

UN panel: Syria, Iraq edging into regional war

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new: Drought in Syria: a Major Cause of the Civil War? - Wunderground.com (blog)

"Drought in Syria: a Major Cause of the Civil War?Wunderground.com (blog)Syria's devastating civil war that began in March 2011 has killed over 200,000 people, displaced at least 4.5 million, and created 3 million refugees. While the causes of the war are complex, a key contributing factor..."

The Conundrum of a Unified Iraq and a Unified Syria - New York Times

What to Do With the Twins? - New York Times

Don't Fight in Iraq and Ignore Syria - New York Times

Russia says Syria agrees to aid access from Iraq, Turkey, Jordan - Reuters

New Report: Syria Joins Iran in Sending Military to Fight ISIS in Iraq - Breitbart News

ISIS moving seized US tanks, Humvees to Syria - Fox News

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“Bilal” – by Stephen Boeshaar

"Stephen Boeshaar worked throughout the Arab World for many years and is fluent in Syrian Arabic. After serving with the Peace Corps in Morocco in the 1960s, he ran English language instruction programs in Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, and Syria, and worked with Fulbright in Egypt developing university..."

Joshua Landis & Robert Ford discuss Syria at Wilson Center event

The Future of ISIS and the Sectarian Response: ISIS has Picked a Fight it Cannot Win

زمان الوصل

جديد: اعتقال شقيق الناشط أبو جعفر المغربل في لبنان

"كشف الناشط أبو جعفر المغربل أن السلطات اللبنانية اعتقلت شقيقه عبد الله (21 سنة) ليلة الثلاثاء أثناء صعوده إلى الباخرة للسفر رفقة والديه من لبنان إلى تركيا بذريعة حيازته جواز سفر مزورا.وأكد أبو جعفر في تصريح لـ"زمان الوصل" أن جواز سفر شقيقه نظامي صادر عن إدارة الهجرة والجوازات في سوريا قبل اندلاع الثورة.واستهجن المغربل اعتقال..."

جديد: صحفيو الثورة السورية من قضبان الأسد إلى سجون العروبة

جديد: لوائح إسمية بعناصر الدفاع الذاتي... إختراق جديد لــزمان الوصل يستهدف قرى الساحل

جديد: فنان الكاريكاتير محمد سيدا لـزمان الوصل: موالاة ولوبي إسرائيلي بالمرصاد لمن ينتقد الأسد في السويد

جديد: رزان زيتونة تنال الجائزة العالمية للريادة